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Charlton Heston

1923 - 2008

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Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and the title role in Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlton Heston has received more than 10,451,123 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia. Charlton Heston is the 109th most popular actor (down from 90th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from United States (down from 185th in 2019) and the 55th most popular American Actor.

Charlton Heston is most famous for his role as Moses in the film The Ten Commandments.

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  • 74

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  • 6.18

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  • 4.69

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Among actors, Charlton Heston ranks 109 out of 9,996Before him are Monica Vitti, Helen Mirren, Ben Affleck, Henry Fonda, Christopher Reeve, and Mel Gibson. After him are Jean Gabin, Buster Keaton, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Monica Bellucci, Olivia de Havilland, and John Travolta.

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Among people born in 1923, Charlton Heston ranks 9Before him are Lee Kuan Yew, Shimon Peres, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, and Heydar Aliyev. After him are Marcel Marceau, Irma Grese, Rocky Marciano, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, and Peter II of Yugoslavia. Among people deceased in 2008, Charlton Heston ranks 11Before him are Edmund Hillary, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Arthur C. Clarke, Irena Sendler, Suharto, and Samuel P. Huntington. After him are Albert Hofmann, Hua Guofeng, Sydney Pollack, Jørn Utzon, Harold Pinter, and Richard Widmark.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charlton Heston ranks 210 out of 18,182Before him are David Rockefeller (1915), Christopher Reeve (1952), Edward Thorndike (1874), Jesse Owens (1913), Mel Gibson (1956), and Philip K. Dick (1928). After him are Coen brothers (null), Buster Keaton (1895), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Miles Davis (1926), and James Brown (1933).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Charlton Heston ranks 55Before him are Gary Cooper (1901), Alec Baldwin (1958), Ben Affleck (1972), Henry Fonda (1905), Christopher Reeve (1952), and Mel Gibson (1956). After him are Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Orson Welles (1915), Cameron Diaz (1972), and Spencer Tracy (1900).

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